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JEFFREY CARDINEZ

ACADEMIC COORDINATOR

academic@apsasdsu.org

About Me: Hello my name is Jeffrey, I am an advisor and have access to all your academic records so there's no use lying to me (I'm kidding I don't have that much power). I'm a very mixed person in terms of bouncing from annoying you by talking way too much all the way over to lurking irl. If you need a favor from me, ice cream or a churro will suffice, not boba because ya boi can drive himself hehe (not really but thanks for offering I LOVE YOUUUUUU~)

Hometown: National City, California

FAMS:

  • 2017-2018: MiDnighT
  • 2018-2019: TSunaMi

Year at SDSU: 3

Major: Psychology

Ethnicity/Ethnicities I Identify As: Filipino

Favorite APSA Memory: Avoiding APSA people during Knockout 2019 while Kentaro went on a massacre. Also doing all the fun (and very public) missions and safeties. Shoutout to my TSunaMi parents for the endless support!! d(^_^)b

Favorite Music Genre: 2000s Alternative Rock

Fun Fact: I've learned how to play the Flute and Piccolo in Junior High and learned how to play the Alto Saxophone for a good week until the Band director dropped the idea for a jazz band. I also have a pretty big octave when I sing :D MUSIC ROCKS~!

Biggest Accomplishment: Passing my driver's test despite almost running a jay walking high school student over (I drive safe don't worry)

What Grinds My Gears: Lays Chips, the Sun, drivers in general, people who cut me off then proceed to drive/walk slow, the Over/Under toilet paper debate because it doesn't need to be a debate

Why I Chose My Position: Besides the fact that I talk about academics all the time, it's the only position I held a strong affinity for. The academic coordinator when I was a freshmen hosted a killer conference and paired some pretty awesome mentors with mentees with such passion for academics. Ever since then, I've always wanted this position, being able to hold a conference to influence the lives of future college students while also pairing mentors with mentees where their relationship would ideally last beyond the degree.

You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density. You are then thrown into an empty glass blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?

Response: Wait until the last 30 seconds to gain the adrenaline rush to break out of there. For 30 seconds, I listen to Stadium Rave from Spongebob. After bashing my head on the glass, I realize I am not living in a cartoon at about the 22 second mark. I lay down with my feet up on the blades with mixed feelings. On one hand, I take solace in knowing that I lived a pretty good 19-20 years on this earth. On the other hand, I've been defeated by a blender and I will now know how fruits feel when we blend them up. Goodbye, I will miss you all dearly.